Meet Amy Andersen. She teaches tech executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce how to date.
FORTUNE -- Amy Andersen was on a date. It was one of several with a venture capitalist that a friend had set her up with. On paper, he seemed ideal: mid-30s, funny, good-looking, athletic. But as they saddled up at Harry's Bar, a cherrywood-lined sports haunt in San Francisco's Pacific MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 19, 2013 7:10 AM ET
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Zynga looks to revive Draw Something with a sequel that's much more of a social network [TECHCRUNCH]
From what we hear, it sounds like it will be much more of a social platform where players get to keep and show off their drawings instead of having them disappear into the game.
This way the very best artists can accumulate followings inside MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 19, 2013 3:00 AM ET
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Foursquare aims at a moving target as it tries to close another round of funding [TECHCRUNCH]
One part of the problem appears to be that check-ins, the cornerstone of Foursquare's early growth and its traditionally main source of data points, are no longer what they used to be. A year ago CEO Dennis Crowley said Foursquare was noticing more people MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 18, 2013 3:00 AM ET
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Dropbox buys Mailbox, an app with some buzz [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
"We felt we could help Mailbox reach a much different audience much faster," said Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, who said both companies shared the goal of making people's lives easier.
He said Dropbox will keep the Mailbox service running as a stand-alone app, and over time Dropbox will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 15, 2013 1:43 PM ET
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Samsung targets Galaxy 4 at Apple's core iPhone market [BLOOMBERG]
The debut of Samsung's marquee smartphone at Radio City Music Hall tomorrow night lets Samsung bring the fight directly to Apple's strongest market. The South Korean company is relying on an advertising blitz and cutting-edge features, potentially including a snazzier camera and eye-tracking capabilities, to generate the kind of buzz associated with Apple's MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 14, 2013 3:30 AM ET
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Larry Page says there have now been 750 million activations [TECHCRUNCH]
From Page's note:
Fast forward to today. The pace of innovation has never been greater, and Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world: we have a global partnership of over 60 manufacturers; more than 750 million devices have been activated globally; MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 13, 2013 1:42 PM ET
Google's Project Glass and Apple's rumored watch have promise. But high-tech wearables are already here with the success of Kickstarter-funded Pebble.
FORTUNE -- The first time Eric Migicovsky saw his watch in the wild was at Toronto's Pearson Airport last February. Disembarking a late-night flight, he ran into someone sporting a Pebble on his wrist. "The guy saw me and was like, 'Good work. I just got mine the other day,'" MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 13, 2013 9:17 AM ET
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The "iPhone 5S" problem [iMORE]
Rather than competing for attention with Apple, who continues to dominate the media cycles and best-sellers list during their launch quarter, competitors are waiting until halfway in, when the iPhone is no longer new, and yet still not due for a refresh. ... When the impression is that Apple will "only" release an S-class phone in any MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 12, 2013 3:00 AM ET
From OkCupid to Match.com, Grindr and Tinder, dating just isn't what it used to be.
FORTUNE -- It was iconic '80s rocker singer Pat Benatar who popularized the phrase "love is a battlefield." But it has been the ubiquity of the mobile Internet that realized it.
A few weeks ago, I had coffee with a twenty-something entrepreneur. One of the topics that came up was dating in the age of Facebook (FB), MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 11, 2013 9:20 AM ET
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Amid strong Q4 results, Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy steps down as board searches for replacement [THE NEXT WEB]
The Internet radio company reported revenue of $125 million, and a non-GAAP loss per share of $0.04 for the fourth quarter of 2012, besting analyst expectations of $123 million and a $0.05 loss. Mobile in particular was MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 8, 2013 3:30 AM ET
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